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OBASHI® Foundation

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Duration: 2 Days*

Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes

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OBASHI® Foundation Course Overview

OBASHI® is an Information Technology methodology that enables delegates to understand clearly how their business functions. This intern will facilitate better decisions throughout the organisation. This course equips delegates with the tools and methods of OBASHI, in order for them to improve the decision making process within their business.


OBASHI® will assist in creating a visual map that shows:

  • How your business works from all levels of organisation
  • What the assets are that make it work
  • How to decrease costs
  • Shows the inter-dependencies between the assets

OBASHI® will make things clearer and help you make better decisions because it has been designed with one thing in mind; to help people improve how their organisations perform by documenting and modelling how people, process, and technology interact to make a business work.


The OBASHI® methodology is sequential and consists of 6 layers:

  • Ownership
  • Business Process
  • Application
  • System
  • Hardware
  • Infrastructure


OBASHI® is designed around four key concepts: “with Clarity and Vision you can Develop and Improve!”

  • Clarity allows you to create easy to read diagrams which help remove ambiguity from business decision making.
  • Vision allows you to anticipate issues and challenges which can prevent a business achieving it goals.
  • Develop is about enhancing business capability through successful programme and project implementation.
  • Improve is about enhancing your business performance through better operational management.

The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by APMG for this OBASHI® Foundation course. 

OBASHI® Foundation Course Outline

OBASHI® Foundation is a two day course, with the exam completed at the end of second day. Below is the daily structure of the topics that will be covered during the course.


Day 1

  • Introduction to OBASHI®
  • Digital Flow
  • Laws and Core Principles
  • Elements and Layers
  • The B&IT Diagram
  • Questions regarding the exam  


Day 2

  • Review of Day 1 topics
  • Review of evening work
  • The OBASHI Relationship Rules
  • The Data Analysis View
  • Physical v. Logical Modelling
  • The OBASHI Project Life Cycle
  • Foundation Exam


Please note that homework will be set and is expected to take at least 2 hours to complete. There will also be some pre-course study material set to all delegates


Every Delegate shall receive the Official OBASHI® Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. 


Delegates are expected to have achieved the following aims and objectives by the end of the course:

  • Understand how OBASHI supports the Business Strategy
  • Describe the benefits OBASHI can bring to an organisation
  • Understand the concept of dataflow. Be able to explain the purpose and use of a DAV and describe how it is constructed
  • Recall OBASHI Core Principles and Laws of OBASHI
  • List and describe the concept of Layers and Elements in OBASHI
  • Be able to explain the purpose and use of a B&IT diagram and describe how it is constructed (Including use of colour)
  • Understand the laws of Digital Dynamics
  • Understand the OBASHI Rules and Relationships (incl. relationship persistence)
  • Understand the concept of Logical and Physical models.


Who should attend?

OBASHI® Foundation is for those in a managerial position seeking to design, monitor, and optimise their business. This may include Project Managers, IT Managers, Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, Service Providers, Enterprise Architects, Business Leaders, etc.



There are no formal prerequisites for this course. 

Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited, by APMG, for this OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
No, currently the only certification concerning OBASHI is the OBASHI® Foundation course and exam.
Yes, the OBASHI® Exam follows the course and is completed on the afternoon of the second training day.
Yes, the exam is included as part of the course and in the course price.
Delegates shall receive a hard copy of the Official OBASHI Methodology Manual, prior to the course commencing. Delegates shall also receive pre-course work documents, via e-mail, which must be completed prior to attend the course. Once on the course, an expert instructor, the printed course material, light refreshments, the exam, and the OBASHI® Foundation certification after successful completion, will all be a part of the course.
No, as this is a Foundation course, there are no formal prerequisites required.

OBASHI® Foundation Exam

The OBASHI® Foundation exam can be attempted once the accredited course has been completed. The Foundation exam will

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions
  • Pass mark 60%, 30 correct answers (our of a possible 50)
  • 1 hour to complete the exam
  • Closed book

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Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Exam: Included

Accredited: Yes

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